Comic solution found!
Was frustrating to fight with wordpress all this time before moving on to a totally different platform. I still have a bit of work to do on it, but check out this page:
This comic setup was created using ComicCMS… which has a stupidly simple approach to it that I am liking immensely. It is easy to edit too… I guess after dealing with wordpress and having to sift through THOUSANDS of files, it is kind of a shock to see that comicCMS only has about 6 to mess with.
Once I get the desired customizations in place, I will be placing all of the comics there… though I will still put thumbnail links to the comic page in this blog when I put new issues in.
Also, I’m going to change the titles of each comic so that it contains “Delura Render Comics”, and right beneath it “Arc Title ###”. This way, when we branch off into different arcs, or want to concurrently run 2 arcs at the same time, we can do that without screwing up the numbering.